I was part of that generation, graduating from high school in 1971. I had made up my mind the Vietnam War was totally unjustified to the point of being amoral.
If drafted, I decided I would not go. I planned an escape to Canada. I am still proud of my stance, but I never was put to the test. The government had just started a lottery and my number was safe.
In the 1960s and early 1970s the government sentenced 3,200 draft resisters – those who publicly refused to register or to go when drafted — to prison for up to five years.
Lest you think ISIS requires a draft, please bear in mind that ISIS is a US creation that came about directly because of US warmongering in the Mideast.
President George Bush’s partner in the Iraq massacre, UK prime minister Tony Blair, admitted just that.
There’s a new anti-war documentary coming out this summer about resistance to the Vietnam War.
There should never be another draft, ever. Drafts constitute “forced servitude”, a euphemism for the correct word, “slavery”.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock